The Lockhart Women by Mary Camarillo audiobook

The Lockhart Women: A Novel

By Mary Camarillo
Read by Kirsten Potter

Blackstone Publishing 9781647421007
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Brenda Lockhart’s family has been living well beyond their means for too long when Brenda’s husband leaves them―for an older and less attractive woman than Brenda, no less. Brenda has never worked outside the home, and the family’s economic situation quickly declines. Oldest daughter Peggy is certain she’s heading off to a university, until her father offers her a job sorting mail while she attends community college instead. Younger daughter Allison, a high school senior, can’t believe her luck that California golden boy Kevin has fallen in love with her. Meanwhile, the chatter about the O. J. Simpson murder investigations is always on in the background, a media frenzy that underscores domestic violence against women and race and class divisions in Southern California. Brenda, increasingly obsessed with the case, is convinced O. J. is innocent and has been framed by the Los Angeles Police Department. Both daughters are more interested in their own lives―that is, until Peggy starts noticing bruises Allison can’t explain. For a while, it feels to everyone as if the family is falling apart, but in the end, things come together in unexpected ways.

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Winner of the California Indie Author Award in Adult Fiction

Finalist for the 2022 WILLA Literary Award

Finalist for the ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition

Brenda Lockhart’s family has been living well beyond their means for too long when Brenda’s husband leaves them―for an older and less attractive woman than Brenda, no less.

Brenda has never worked outside the home, and the family’s economic situation quickly declines. Oldest daughter Peggy is certain she’s heading off to a university, until her father offers her a job sorting mail while she attends community college instead. Younger daughter Allison, a high school senior, can’t believe her luck that California golden boy Kevin has fallen in love with her.

Meanwhile, the chatter about the O. J. Simpson murder investigations is always on in the background, a media frenzy that underscores domestic violence against women and race and class divisions in Southern California.

Brenda, increasingly obsessed with the case, is convinced O. J. is innocent and has been framed by the Los Angeles Police Department. Both daughters are more interested in their own lives―that is, until Peggy starts noticing bruises Allison can’t explain.

For a while, it feels to everyone as if the family is falling apart, but in the end, things come together in unexpected ways.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a gripping, sometimes funny, novel that will keep you turning the pages.” San Francisco Book Review
“The author uses the Simpson trial as an indicator for Brenda’s growth…Peggy and Allison aren’t always likable, either, but they also learn to make better decisions, and the novel’s ending is a satisfying one.” Kirkus Reviews
“Camarillo’s prose is lively, companionable, and quite satisfyingly observant in ways that surprise and delight.” Richard Bausch, author of Peace
“The Lockhart women make mistake after mistake in this delightful debut novel, but that’s part of their charm. Touching on themes of motherhood, fidelity, and responsibility, this is a coming-of-age tale for both Brenda and her daughters.” Julie Zuckerman, author of The Book of Jeremiah

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Author Bio: Mary Camarillo

Author Bio: Mary Camarillo

Mary Camarillo went to work for the Postal Service after high school. It might be genetic; both her grandfathers were railway mail clerks. Her short stories and poems have been published in The Sonora Review, The Bookends Review, Lunch Ticket, and The Ear, among others. She lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, who plays ukulele, and their terrorist cat, Riley, who has his own Instagram account.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English